Word reaches us that 18 Canberrans are going to Las Vegas to enter the 7th annual World Series of Beer Pong.
The World Series of Beer Pong is the largest, longest-running organised beer pong tournament in the world, created by beer pong players, for beer pong players. Last year’s event drew over nearly 1000 participants from 45 U.S. States and 5 Canadian Provinces, offering the largest payout in beer pong history of $50,000. Games are played on 8-foot BPONG Tables, and WSoBP Rules govern all game play.
The Australian Beer Pong Squad will be the first known group of Australians to contest the WSOBP!
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What’s Beer Pong?
Beer pong is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer or non alcoholic
beverage on the other end. The game typically consists of two two-to-four-player teams and multiple cups set up, in triangle formation, on each side. Rules vary but typically there are ten plastic cups arranged in a triangle on each side. Each competitor then takes turns attempting to shoot ping pong balls into the opponent’s cups. If a ball lands in a cup, then the contents of that cup are consumed, and the cup is placed aside. The first side to eliminate all of the opponent’s cups is the winner.
‘It is every child’s dream to represent their country doing what they love, and these young men from the nation’s capital are living such dreams, and no, that isn’t becoming politicians. From humble beginnings, rose 18 brave warriors ready to fly the green and gold for their country, doing what Australian’s do best, drinking beer (responsibly) and winning. Individually, they are man marvels in their own right, but together, they are The Australian Beer Pong Squad.
The squad will go into battle at the annual World Series of Beer Pong, in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 1st of January, 2012. These strapping young lads are hoping to walk away with the winnings in WSoBP VII, US$50,000.
The World Series had just under 1,000 brave individuals enter in 2011, but this will be the first time a squad of Aussies enter the domain of champions. Given the tools of their trade by their sponsors, this group of young men are ready to shine on the international stage.
Provided with cups by REDDS Cups, thongs by Willi’s Footwear and tables and balls by Beer Pong Australia, these modern visionaries are well endowed, and are flying the flag for Australians in the international Beer Pong community. If you think sponsoring this young group of lads would be something you are interested in, they would be more than happy to display your brand on their already chockers jerseys or provide naming rights in exchange for your wares.
Alan ‘Big Nasty’ Hulford
Ben ‘Polly’ Pollack
Cameron ‘Boomshakalaka’ Blagdon
Craig ‘Ma-tron’ Campbell
Damien ‘Desert Iguana’ Giuffre
David ‘Nothin’ but Froth’ Truong
Joe ‘Vanilla Thunder’ Doherty
Josh ‘Make it Rain’ Eveille
Kieran ‘Pistol’ Ellison
Leigh ‘Woody’ Woodbridge
Mark ‘Butts’ Buttigieg
Matt ‘Honkytonk’ Palko
Micca ‘Littleman’ Woods
Michael ‘Drop Bear’ Gosney
Paul ‘Double D’ Hulford
Ryan ‘Rizza’ Davis-Philp
Taz ‘Crazy Dutch Bastard’ Scholte
Tui ‘Sweet Coconut Kisses’ Tahi
REDDS Cups – reddscups.com.au
Beer Pong Australia – beerpongaustralia.com.au
Willi’s Footwear – willi.com.au
For media enquiries, sponsorship deals or just a general chat about beer, tables, cups or balls, contact firstname.lastname@example.org’
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